Thank U, Ariana. Looking forward to your next!

I’m just…I can’t contain it. I just really love this girl, Ariana! As an older millennial (okay I admit it), I grew up listening to bubble pop, mellow, boyband and girlband pop, grunge, soul, and r&b. That’s farfetched from all the EDM tunes and even the synth-pop, electronic/soul haze, and folk-pop music that are currently dominating pop music. This trend makes me deviate from what … Continue reading Thank U, Ariana. Looking forward to your next!

Living in a more resilient Philippines with BPI’s Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) program

The Philippines is centered in the ring of fire and typhoon belt. This makes my beloved country very susceptible to natural disasters. According to DW.com, in the article, Philippines: A country prone to natural disasters, there are approximately 80 typhoons that occur above tropical waters, and 19 of those affect the Philippines alone. Just this year, the country has experienced several typhoons and landslides, especially … Continue reading Living in a more resilient Philippines with BPI’s Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) program

Goodbye, my activist sensibilities

There are times when I like to think that I’m a Purist. In fact, it’s far from the truth. Purism means that that way you should think and act adheres to what you believe in. Strictly unadulterated and transparent. No ifs, no buts. It’s all-or-nothing. So far in my living existence in this world, I don’t now of any human who is strictly following Purism. … Continue reading Goodbye, my activist sensibilities

Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

Each of us certainly has the DNA that always makes us yearn for something new and different. Such a trait has a lot of marketers snag up their game. An example is the food and restaurant industry wherein according to insiders, people tend to grow out of a revered establishment in just a matter of 3 years. The businesses would excite us in the beginning, … Continue reading Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

Circa 2016-2017: Activism Amplified

How on earth did a consumerist pig and a highly extroverted person like me get my activist sensibilities? Nope, it’s not because of my UP Education. Ayutthaya In June of 2015, I had a trip to Thailand. As a highly paradoxical country, Bangkok offers a wide range of activities that every tourist can enjoy. After all the wild partying in Bangkok, I spent my last … Continue reading Circa 2016-2017: Activism Amplified

The Philippines’ decaying agriculture industry

I’m guilty. I’m blind. I’m unaware. I do not care. Barraged by my own adversities, vanities, fanaticism, goals, I forget about the bigger picture. Like the great dread of our plastic-impeded, corruption-riddled nation, a sector of our production is almost nearing its outmode, and that is Agriculture. In the 90s, Agriculture has contributed up to 44% of our country’s GDP, but today, it only accounts … Continue reading The Philippines’ decaying agriculture industry

Unique’s Grandma, a quintessence of an old soul

The lost boy, the musical genius, the hypothalamus, the too-old-for-his-age millennial/baby Z, the Paquito look-alike–these are only some words that people associate the former IV of Spades frontman with. Many fans still wish that he would be the Prodigal Son of IVOS. Now, he’s all over the internet, with countless memes made to ridicule or flatter him. Even before IV of Spades’ full album comes … Continue reading Unique’s Grandma, a quintessence of an old soul

Traxion: a blockchain app that empowers IPs and farmers

I used to count more negative ways on how Technology has impacted our lives. I’ve always been critical of technology and its effects on humanity. Aside from the fact that it may be a bit detrimental to our health, productivity, abilities, and overall well-being, Technology has somehow led us to chaos and lack of self-awareness. Of course, I’m also aware of technology’s aid in our … Continue reading Traxion: a blockchain app that empowers IPs and farmers

Unique is going solo: is it the right move?

Update: Last August 9, Unique and Kean guested on Tonight with Boy Abunda on ABSCBN. Unique was still mum about the reason why he really left the band. However, he said that he got musical freedom upon going solo. He released his first album, Grandma. I wrote an album review. The cat is out of the box. Unique T. Salonga left IV of Spades last May … Continue reading Unique is going solo: is it the right move?